“Sometimes it falls on generation to be  great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

~ Nelson Mandela, Launch of the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign, Trafalgar Square, London, England, 3 February 2005


Together, we are that generation. 

Habitat for Humanity has been improving people’s lives all over the world since 1976. We’ve helped over 5 million people.

Here in South Africa, we’ve hosted over 18,000 inspired volunteers since 1996. People tend to think we’re all about building houses. But it’s about so much more than that.

For us, it’s a holistic process. We work with the community. We work with families. We work with the government and private citizens and corporations. And through our people centred approach we help communities address, improve and self-manage their development to sustain their economic futures. We’re also respected advocates in housing and community development policy.

We’re playing our part. We’re changing South Africa. And we’re so excited to welcome you.

Together, we ARE that great generation.  Join us today.

“It is in your hands to make a better world for all who live in it.”

~ Nelson Mandela, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, 30 June 2009


  Hope is contagious, spread the word!



A special thank you to a special person, Irene Mdolomba living in Mfuleni who very graciously allowed us to use her home and garden for our morning tea breaks for the volunteers. We are deeply grateful for this. Irene personifies the entrepreneurial spirit that underlies the Mfuleni Community. She started a business from home where she sells buckets of chocolate, and ginger biscuits (which sell out in a flash). One day she hopes to expand her business to serve the whole of Mfuleni, but for the moment, she is happy selling door to door and at the end of the month at the ShopRite centre. ... See MoreSee Less

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On site, it’s become a tradition to eat ‘Amagwinya’ (vetkoek) with jam for the morning tea break. We traced the source of the delicious treat, back to Eunice Mangqamba, who has been baking Amagwinya in Mfuleni since 2004. After her husband passed away in 2009, she decided to take her business seriously. Since then, Eunice and her team have been baking over 300 Amagwinya a day. She is entirely self-taught, and she has become such a success that she has been able to extend her house to add in a large kitchen, precisely for the purpose of cooking vetkoek. They’re a one stop shop for Amagwinya. ... See MoreSee Less

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